Captivity

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Captivity

Poems

By Laurie Sheck

Knopf Publishing Group, Paperback, 9780375711442, 96pp.

Publication Date: June 2, 2009

Description
The "exquisite and haunting" ("Booklist") collection of poems built around the language and mystique of American captivity narratives in which Sheck enters the vivid life we live inside our own minds and selves, and takes us into the mysterious underside of consciousness and selfhood.


About the Author
Laurie Sheck is the author of five books of poetry, including "Black Series "and "The Willow Grove," which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. She lives in New York City


Praise For Captivity

“Sheck [is] one of the most accomplished lyric poets writing in America today.” —Boston Review

“These lyrics bring fresh insight out of numbness and joy out of sorrow.” —The New Leader